Joined: Oct. 2006
|21. Joseph // Dec 7th 2006 at 7:38 am|
as of the existence of the Intelligent Designer and his nature
The existence of the designer and his nature are irrelevant to ID.
Joseph not only drank the Cool Aid, he is swimming in it.
I understand the strategic decision to dodge questions vis specific characteristics of the telic entity - ANY response to such questions activates the absurdities entailed in claiming to build a science around supernatural intervention.
But asserting that even the existence of an intelligent designer is itself irrelevent to intelligent design theory takes this simulated agnosticism (which has got to be both as exciting and as fertile as simulated intercourse) to new realms of emptiness and dishonesty: "We've detected design. But we aren't claiming there was a designer."
(There's a warm area of the pool I'd avoid.)
Myth: Something that never was true, and always will be.
"The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you."
- David Foster Wallace
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